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Monday, February 23, 2009

Christine's Coconut Banana Bread (for Rosa)

I've recently discovered the yummy goodness of coconut oil. If you haven't tried coconut oil you really should. Make sure, though, that you by only virgin, unrefined coconut oil. Unrefined coconut oil retains a lovely coconut flavor and a pearly white color and is excellent for cooking, baking, skin care, and hair care.
1/4 cup coconut oil with
1/4 cup brown sugar (dark is best)

1 beaten egg
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Then mix in:
1 cup of raw, rolled oats
5 mashed bananas

In a separate bowl sift together
1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon ground flax seed
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup shredded coconut (unsweetened is best, but sweetened will work, too)

Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix just until combined. Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake in a 350 degree oven about 1 hour or until it tests done. Cool on rack before slicing.

This is great with cream cheese or a little coconut oil spread on top.


sharon said...

Thanks for sharing! I've tried many banana bread recipes--not one has been used twice. This recipe is a keeper!!! The kids like muffins better than bread, so I did them that way. Also substituted honey for the sugar & omitted the shredded coconut (I would've tried it, but a couple people in the family HATE coconut). I will add a little cinnamon next time I make them. On the kids, I put a little cream cheese frosting (mainly cream cheese...) on top :)

Thanks again! Absolutely delish! :) Happy to have found a recipe I like. Also, LOVE the quote on your blog header!!!

Kelly Crawford said...

Been using coconut oil, too. Bought mine from I use it for frying and salad dressings. I'm actually thinking where more can I use this healthy oil then I saw your blog. Thanks for sharing this recipe. It will be my next project this weekend! :)

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